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Sep 24, 2012 11:00pm EDT
to the u.n. take center stage in syria today. the lessons of rwanda have it offered in perfect guidebook for susan rice, helped to rally support for action in libya where the u.s. helped topple regimes and threatened to commit large-scale killing. she went the other direction at area with president upon the persistent calls for intervention there is thousands die in the fight against the government of president bashar al-assad. >> guest: one comments an election year for president said they would not be genetic action until a new administration comes in, either romney or barack obama in the second term. secondly, the administration has been certainly cautious about a sort of intervention, military intervention in syria. libya and syria are apples and oranges that they are quite different. libya was isolated regionally and internationally in a way that syria is not. it has the support of her rant, support russia as well as other countries that complicate the regional level and international level. finally, there've been calls to record the safe havens. i'm not a military expert, but every
CSPAN
Sep 26, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. [applause] >>> the president of libya will speak for the u.n. general assembly tomorrow afternoon. you can see that live on c-span at 4:15 p.m. eastern. readers from all the member nations are invited to address the assembly at the opening of the term. nor own the role of foreign policy and the presidential campaign from washington journal this is 45 minutes. he is the former undersecretary of state from political affairs from 2005 to 2008. the george w. bush administration. he is teachly currently at the professor of diplomacy and international politics at harvard. thank you for joining us. >> it's a pleasure to be with you. >> thank you. you heard the speeches from new york and the play about the dualing foreign policy points. what's your take away as far as what each candidates had to say in new york? >> guest: first i think it's very interesting that foreign policy and national security issues have made a real come comeback. they are a big part of the discussion. i think it's a good thing because foreign policy is important to every single american. because we live in a globalized worl
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 3:45pm EDT
to have the american president to the u.n., we do not agree with you. and i will give you two examples. we are all -- and i'm going to deal with the issue of iran. it will be the first question. before iran, let's speak iraq. in the early '80s, the prime minister decided to attack the nuclear reactor in iraq. it wasn't popular here in the u.s., but we did it. and we we were condemned by the u.s., by the state department, we were condemned by the u.n., but years later people exearkted that the -- appreciated that the, grave decision that prime minister begin took in 198 is 1 was for the benefit of the american people. because when you, the american army, invaded iraq, you were able do into the region without taking the risk that iran was nuclear. i'm sure there are some young jewish people in the audience, and for us, i don't mean -- yom kippur is the holiest day of the year. 1973 during the yom kippur, that's something i found out even though i thought i knew everything before i wrote the book, but while doing the research, i learned myself a lot, and i found out that in 1973 when the egyp
CSPAN
Sep 26, 2012 5:00pm EDT
there are these targets of opportunity the u.n. to think carefully and deliberately about the way that you frame your policy, and paul ryan to raise the kind of idea who paul ryan is and what he believes but one reason a lot of the more impressed is that she is someone that is always very careful to say i support a safety net we want to modernize the safety net and make it more sustainable for the future of that message has gotten drawn-out in part because it doesn't resume for what you're from the activists and also what is friend because they haven't been able to successfully counter the training from the other side partly because it doesn't seem natural to them that if you have someone that can make the argument and a compelling way someone from a dance urban rivers electorate maybe we could see a very different result. >> you talk about republicans being backed into it but they're objecting to it because the nature of the republican primary electorate isn't just an accident so it's hard to see in the short run how you have the tragedy's to the republican party that is the force that is backing so
CSPAN
Sep 25, 2012 6:00am EDT
that the president is having for u.n. delegates at the 42nd street library. i said, i am. he said, would you like to talk to the president the fourth in? i said, sure, thinking to myself, who wouldn't? so he said, a half-hour early. and i came half-hour early, and the president came in, i won't give you all the details, but he said to me at the very opening, he said i don't understand why the jews are upset with me. i'm very supportive of their concerns. is a very affable, charming guy. and i believe honorable and i like them. i've liked him before, i liked him then, i like him now. and he spoke for 20 minutes, and then he said, your turn. and i had 10 minutes. and i won't go through the whole thing, but what i said to them, mr. president, you know, i would not have been so critical of you when you said, you have to go back to the 67 line, even though they are indefensible, and even though i don't agree with you. had you also made demands upon hamas, but you didn't. he left them out completely. you didn't say that she didn't have to deal with them until they give up their charter, give up violenc
CSPAN
Sep 26, 2012 8:00pm EDT
happening. >> iranian president mahmoud amadinejad made his last speech to the u.n. general assembly today. he did not refer to his country is nuclear program or sanctions by western countries including the u.s.. this is a little more than a half an hour. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: on behalf of the general assembly i have the honor to welcome to the united nations his excellency mahmoud amadinejad president of the economic republic of iran invited to address the assembly. [applause] 's been in the name of god, the compassionate the merciful, may peace and blessings be upon the greatness of -- he has chosen a companion and divine messengers. of the god hasten the emergence of your children. grant him good health and victory and make us his best companions and all those who attain to his reckless. mr. president excellencies and ladies and gentlemen i think the almighty god for having given me the chance to participate in speaking. we have gathered here to ponder and work together for building a better life for the entire human community and for our nation's. comments from ira
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2012 9:00pm EDT
. we almost lost the war. we have to take the decision but with the u.n. for sure maybe being sponsored there be a committee to look at the decision but on the today secretary clinton says this is a mistake. if you do with the enemy in the middle east you don't play in the middle east, jerusalem or be an up. if you went to convince someone but in my book we have to take action but i think what has happened to in the last month as a decision our friend in canada took to close the embassy in tehran. embassy in tehran. we should have done that years ago. in two weeks time we are traveling again to the u.s. but then go back to ram with the race for the nuclear bomb. if iran becomes nuclear we are on the front lines. listen to what the people are saying. very clearly. we will wipe out israel. when the united states of america then we go after this sunday people, the christians to send you a message. you have to wake up many people think not in my backyard. if it is it is really is a year backyard. what is the connection between hezbollah and iran and venezuela? why do they work together and
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 8:00pm EDT
virginia to do more. >> moderator: mr. powell. powell: u.n., eric, you did not -- you know, eric, you did not support the stimulus the president initiated, however -- and, of course, i read so many things, i can't remember where i read it. i believe fredericksburg up to norb -- northern virginia. i may be wrong about that. >> you're wrong about that. >> well, let me finish. i let you finish, let me finish. in any case, you don't like government. you should just, like, resign, and i'll take over. [laughter] needless to say, government does have a role. i met people all over the district who, for example, in orange and culpepper counties, real people, human beings who couldn't get a connectivity for their cell phones, couldn't get their computer to work, couldn't call anybody. people who couldn't get easily to d.c. because of the infrastructure, the roads, the bridges. these are things that a good many democrat and republican presidents have given by block grants to create roads. dwight eisenhower, the interstate system, back when the marginal rate was 94% in this country, oh, yeah, and he
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 11:00pm EDT
be pessimistic about the future of the european union. you could say to the u.n. security counsel has back in to a or really a sis, you could look at the international trading environment and wonder about that. to me, and this is the answer to your question. i think john and i would agree, a world in which the united states is still strong but the institutions eroding is not a world i want to live in. and therefore the united states does have an interest in trying the best to shore up the institutions. >> sublg subtly agree. >> bob is coming i way. >> way to ruin it, john. >> here's a couple of quick point. number one, my thesis is not institutions are infeint. they infused with power. they are used to power. it they are used to signal limit on power. mower is divorced from institutions. and in that regard, i argue that the u.s. has been brilliant on the world stage for half a century or longer. it has tide the power to the institutions that both allowed it to make the power more occur able and expansive but also making it more delimited and less discriminated in the arbitrary use of power
CSPAN
Sep 25, 2012 12:00pm EDT
-span2. >>> president obama spoke at the u.n. earlier today at the meaning of general asemibelie he talked about the u.s. position on uprising. he called on world leaders to jointed in on the uprisings p >> the attacks on the civilians in ben gassy were attacks on america. we are grateful for the assistance we received from the libyan government, and from the libyan people. there should be no doubt that we will be relentless in tracking down the killers and bringing them to justice. i also appreciate that in recent days, the leaders of other countries in the region including egypt, tunisia, and yemen, have taken steps to secure the diplomatic facilities and called for call. and so have religious authorities around the globe. but understand the attacks of last two weeks are not simply an assault on america, they are also an assault on the ideals upon which the united nations was founded. the notion that people can resolve their differences peacefully. the diplomacy can take the place of war. that interdependent world us a of us have a stake working toward greater opportunity and secu
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2012 12:00pm EDT
to the u.n. general assembly was cut short by the tragic assassination of the professor then chairman of the high peace council. his life was taken by a terrorist who posed as a emmerson recommitting and by doing so was a serious blow. however, fortunately, the late professor stepped up to take the share of the highest council is part of the afghan delegation and present in the assembly today. i have repeated often times an hour hand of peace and reconciliation extended not only to the taliban, but also all other armed opposition groups that wish to return to the dignified, peaceful and independent lives in their own homeland. what we ask of them in return is simple. violence cutting ties with terrorist networks reserving the valuable gains of the past decade and respecting the constitution of afghanistan to help facilitate the peace process, i ask the united nations security council to extend its full support to our efforts. in particular, i urge the taliban sanctions security to take more active measures towards the listing of the taliban leaders to facilitate the direct negotiation
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2012 6:00am EDT
of the international world. helsinki accords to the u.n., but this isn't achievable in every country that we would like it to be right now. there are a lot of countries where you don't have those kinds of rights that we have good solid relations with china, like you mention, the largest in the world. so it is an aspiration and it is an aspiration that increasingly over time and over the last few years has become a reality. in sony parts of the world. so we keep pushing the aspiration forward, keep hoping that country after country when a group of people after another, will learn to live in peace, learn to build a representative form of government. i would like these representative forms of government, when you said democracy they just think american, jeffersonian model, lots of models. but it's an aspiration for all of us that the people should have a right for self-determination. it's well documented and international accords that we are all assigned to. i hope it will happen in syria as well. we don't quite know how to make it happen in the immediate future. remember, we live with all of the countrie
CSPAN
Sep 25, 2012 9:00am EDT
wheels. thank you. >> congressman? >> well, to even debate the efficacy of the u.n. is a waste of time. they are a colossal failure. [applause] this is the league of nations, review its -- we've had some successes in humanitarian aid and some peacekeeping. beyond that, this is an enormous propaganda machine against us and against western civilization. and we are to recognize it as such. thank you. >> with that final word, we want to thank the former mayor koch and congressman turner. [applause] spend always a pleasure. >> thank you all. you are very kind, thank you. >> shortly we will go live to new york for coverage of republican presidential candidate mitt romney. you speaking this point at the clinton global initiative, an annual meeting of global leaders seeking solutions to international problems. mitt romney will be introduced by former president bill clinton and so. it is expected to get started shortly and we will have a live for you on c-span2. until then highlights of the august session of question time in the australian parliament. ♪ >> hello, i'm david with some h
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
keynote spoke at the opening session of the u.n. to encourage all the other countries to go in the same direction and if the national government, the subnational government would have the power and create an organization to encourage subnational government to go in the direction and not to wait for the national government. severe environmental issues are so many other issues you can address any subnational level. you are to teach that and make people aware of states and cities and counties. i think it is a macro program. i want to thank y'all so much for coming in. [applause] those of you -- those of you who are registered for lunch, we look forward to seeing you there. i'm going to finish the saint augustine who said that on both sides lay aside all arrogance. let us not on either side claimed that we have party discover the truth. it is something known to neither of us. then only tranquilly if there's no bald presumptions that of astarte discovered and possess. that is not even the formula for civil discourse. thank you are very, very much. [applause] [inaudible conversations]respto >
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2012 8:00pm EDT
with prime minister netanyahu to the red line literally yesterday at the u.n. and are you anymore assured now about, that there will not be an israeli strike on iran and to mr. mackay if you could elaborate a bit to us here about the decisions to withdraw the mission? >> i think we have made very clear what the policy of the united states is with regards to iran and the president has made it clear and i have made it clear that the united states's position is that we will not allow iran to obtain a nuclear weapon. this is not about containment. this is about prevention. and so, that has been and remains the policy of the united states and with regards to what israel will or will not do, you know i think our hope is that both the united states and israel and the international community can work together to try to ensure that we achieve the same goals that which is iran does not obtain a nuclear weapon and hopefully we can resolve these issues peacefully as opposed militarily. >> canada along with the united states international community continues to have these deep concerns. our prime minister
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2012 11:00pm EDT
and the e.u. and the u.n. and the gulf initiative and to implement it and yemen co-signed it in november 2011 in saudi arabia, and it provided a political solution that helped in a peaceful transition away from bloodshed and distraction. implementing the gulf initiative and now yemen has executed the first step from this initiative and we have a national coalition government and the peaceful transition to power and elected new president and this is a novelty or a new thing in yemen and through the elections, yemen is expressed their will in providing or in niending -- finding a solution or avoiding the civil war, and, therefore, yes, yemen voted yes for a peaceful state. civil state, mod enstate, that is based on rule of law and respect of the rights of which allow us to get into the second phase and to implement what's left of the political solution and get the yemen out of the bottleneck and to make it less safely, and we have law -- draft law of the transition that will assist in solving all the bloodshed and all the conflicts, and we still in need of the political and economic assist
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
eastern on booktv on c-span2. >> world leaders from 193 countries added for the u.n. general assembly in new york city. many of them focusing on the situation in syria. syria's foreign minister responded to some of the criticism directed at his country and said international calls for president assad to step down our blatant interference in syria and domestic affairs. his remarks are about 20 minutes. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: mr. vuk jeremic, president of the 67 session of the general assembly, i would like to congratulate you and your friendly country, the republic of serbia, on your election as president of the general assembly at its current session, and to wish you success in conducting our work in a manner that brings back to the president of the general assembly it's important and mutual -- neutral role in fulfilling his duties away from any political, national or international agendas that violate the rules of international law and contradict efforts to achieve security and stability in the world. we also wish success to the secretary-general of the united nat
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2012 12:00pm EDT
the iron dome issue. time and time again, he has, you know, at the u.n. would veto every diplomatic opportunity, every opportunity in terms of security systems. he has sent the message with actions, israel we are committed to your security. this is unshakable and so forth. as a means of reassuring and so forth. the issue if it ever comes to a point where we we need to use military force against the iranian program, it really matters how it's done. because any use of military force no matter how effective, is only a delay in tactic. it sets back the program two years, three years, maybe if you're lucky. it doesn't solve the problem. the day after you still have to have an international community that has unity and coherence around the objective of preventing. starting preventing iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. whether the strike is down in a way that is seen as prematuren a unilateral, and shat earths that unity or whether it's done as on the basis of an international community lead by the united states reaching a point that says, if we run out of options, is the only option. t
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 12:00pm EDT
look at -- u.n. dr. dillingham for talking of the metroplex initiative and the need to integrate procedures with surface management operations and so forth and that is the key aspect i would seek to reinforce is that the faa should respond to the industry's command and the user request for the focus on the most advanced levels of procedures that are possible rnpar to read our data indicates that 60% of the main line carrier aircraft are equipped for rnpar. 49% of the crew that fly those aircraft are approved to fly them. in order to drive the most benefits from the davidians to procedures which would be precise routes in the clear approaches the rnpar needs to be in place. to date, however, the first set of procedures solutions our dni indicates 136 solutions were produced, but only three in the incorporated of and procedures with of those groups and approaches. so there's a disconnect between what faa is capable or willing at this point to produce and what the most advanced segment of the airline carrier industry would like to see happen. so there is that difference between what
CSPAN
Sep 26, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. just today president obama told the u.n. that the iran situation is not a challenge that can be contained. tell me at what point is military involvement necessary in the linus and? lungren: iran is a nuclear capability and i can say that without talking about any classified in relation whatsoever. the fact is that's happened. our intelligence, the israeli intelligence do not differ in my judgment on the surface and the question is how do you analyze that. i think that we analyze it in similar ways the the next question is where do you draw the line. i think israel is trying to tell us we need to draw the line now. i support drawing the line now. it's totally unacceptable for iran to have a nuclear weapon. but, you have to look at what the administration has done. this president has pointed to the feeling of israel before the country and around that would basically threaten. one of the worst things you can possibly do in the middle east is to show weakness. show some divide between your country and your strongest allies. that is what this administration has, unfortunately. we
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